Natural Remedy for Kidney Stones is just pennies a day…

By on August 31, 2009
orange juice might prevent kidney stones

A Natural Remedy for Kidney Stones is almost certainly already in your kitchen just waiting for you to use it. The worst pains that anyone could ever imagine are from a condition known as kidney stones, a buildup of calcium ‘stones’ inside the kidneys that get expelled through the extremely tiny and sensitive tubes that take urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Women who have experienced both natural childbirth and kidney stones say that the excruciating pain of a kidney stone is much worse than the pain of childbirth- and far scarier because it comes on so suddenly and is so painful that many believe that they are going to die.

Yet as painful as a Kidney Stone is, it is only a tiny crystal the size of a grain of sand and even smaller that has become stuck and causes so much pain. Once someone has had kidney stones, the likelihood of getting another is 50% or more- and some get several in their life. Unfortunately, doctors have nothing in the way of drugs to help this condition, and even less in the way of a natural remedy for kidney stones. Usually the only advice that most doctors have is to drink lots of water and to avoid the calcium which is the usual component of kidney stones. But avoiding calcium in the diet and in supplements is not only worthless at Preventing Kidney Stones, but Calcium Side Effects can be dangerous, increasing the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

However, there is a natural remedy for kidney stones that is effective and practically free.

Citrus Juices!

Is drinking citrus really a natural remedy for kidney stones?

Particularly lemon and orange juices- have been shown to be an effective natural remedy for kidney stones that may stop them from forming before they ever start. Kidney stones, also called Renal Calculi, are formed when calcium in the blood is unable to dissolve. This undissolved calcium then turns into crystals that pass through the kidneys into the urinary tract- causing pain when one is large enough to get stuck. But citrus juices are acidic, and the acid called citric acid in these juices allows the calcium to dissolve in the blood, be absorbed through the intestines and be a natural remedy for kidney stones. That’s part of the reason why they add calcium to orange juice. The citric acid in the juice helps the calcium to be absorbed – giving a double shot of good healthy calcium to prevent osteoporosis and to be a natural remedy for kidney stones.

Can it really be this easy to prevent kidney stones-smallSo many studies have shown that this treatment works, to the point that it is not debated WHETHER juice works as a natural remedy for kidney stones, but WHICH TYPE of juice works best. Lemons and orange juices, with their high amount of citric acid, seem to be the most effective; while grapefruit juice and cranberry juice have shown mixed results and have caused higher rates of kidney stones in some studies. Even apple juice, which has malic acid, seems to work well.

But make sure that your juice is JUST juice and does not contain any sweeteners, as fructose has been shown to be a CAUSE of kidney stones and could make your renal calculi problem worse. So, for an excellent and scientifically-proven natural rememy for kidney stones, take a squeeze of lemon juice every day, and make sure you follow the instructions on the Kidney Stones page and you might be able to  prevent the most painful condition known to man from ever happening to you.

About Kerri Knox, RN

The author is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With 20 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly grounded in both Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. She can help you to to find and repair the underlying causes of chronic illness, while empowering you to take charge of your own health. She is the owner and author of this blog and website.

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